Ramblin' Kid Blues

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by McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters
recording of 1941

from The Complete Plantation Recordings (Chess/MCA CHD-9344), copyright notice

Well I am a rambling kid, I've been rambling all of my days
Yes, I am a rambling kid, I've been rambling all of my days
Well, you know my baby she want me to stop rambling, so she says she'll change her ways

Well, now it ain't no use to you rambling, when your baby don't want you to ramble around
Yes, now it ain't no use to you rambling, when your baby don't want you to ramble around
Well keep on rambling, she be done drove on out of this town

Now I ain't gonna ramble, babe, I ain't gonna ramble no more
Yes, I ain't gonna ramble, babe, I ain't gonna ramble no more
Well, you know if I keep on a-rambling, I be drifting from door to door

Well, now, I'm leaving, I'm leaving baby, no I ain't gonna ramble no more
Lord, I'm leaving, I'm leaving baby, no I ain't gonna ramble no more
Well, you know I have been rambling around here, lose a woman everywhere I go

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Note: This song is an Alan Lomax field recording of the Son Sims Four. Before moving on to Chicago, Muddy Waters was a member of this Mississippi Delta group.








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